UKs biggest Timber Construction* The impressive wooden roof of the Crossrail Train station in the business district Canary Wharf in London was finished at the end of March 2014.
Facts, figures & volumes
Architct: Foster & Partners Timber Construction: WIEHAG Holding GmbH Location: Canary Wharf, London Length of timber construction: 300 m Main girders: 1000 pcs 100.000RAPID® Fullthread screws Finished: End of March 2014
The train station consists of six floors, of which four of them standing in the water of a sidearm of the Thames.
For the planning, structural engineering and design of the 300m long wooden construction the austrian timber specialist Wiehag was responsible. Wiehag relies on the quality of Schmid Schrauben already for many years.
For the spectacular roof, more than 1.000 timber girders were bolted with over 100.000 RAPID® Fullthreadscrews.
According to Wiehag this train station is currently the largest timber construction of the British Empire.
The station should be completed in 2018 and will connect Heathrow Airport with East London. For the impressive architecture, the planning office Foster & Partners was responsible.